Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dream Vacation :)

Our much awaited Europe trip... was truly dream come true.
It all started when we were wondering, why we two have never been to a proper vacation since a long time. So, we started planning stuff and finally decided on Europe!

Then came another tough decision... to go on our own or with some travel operator. After long long discussions (with lots of inputs from my cousin Hari) we decided to go on our own.

Next, planning and organizing... this took a lot of time. Prabu did a great job of consolidating everything and making our daily itenary.

Two days in Paris were nice. Saw Eiffel tower (about thrice) and also, went to the topmost level to catch a good view of the place. Also, saw the Louvre, ArcDe Truimph and went for a cruise on River Sienne.

A view of the Eiffel Tower from River Sienne

Next halt, Interlaken, where we were joined by my cousin and her husband. This is a small town, full of beautiful scenaries :). Went to JungFrau (Top of Europe) and had a great time playing in the snow rides. Went for a boat ride near Interlaken.
On the way to Jungfrau from Interlaken
Last halt at Lucerne. We had about three days here. But there was nothing much to see in this place. So, we took train to a small, peaceful and very beautiful place, Zug and spent an evening there.
Near Lake Zug
Went for excursion in Mt. Titlis. Ended the excursion with theTrotti bike ride. (I was very scared to ride it initially... but later enjoyed it a lot) It was very adventurous.

Last day was spent in train... Took a scenic train from Montreux to Zweissimmen...

A view from the scenic train

One more from the scenic train

Overall, it was a great trip! Lots of pics... loads of memories in our hearts forever and ever :)